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The Skagit: Seattle City Light and a river to fight over

December 4, 2023
Dick Clever

A river as magnificent as the Skagit will inevitably be fought over. The Skagit delta is where diverse interests converge — fish, farms, and now, Seattle’s endless need for hydroelectric power.

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Zylstra Lake trail project removed from county plans

December 1, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

County council removes controversial trail from San Juan County transportation plan; options are pending.

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Multimodal trail in San Juan Valley opposed by farmers

November 9, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

San Juan County’s six-year Transportation Improvement Plan hearing to be continued, with proposed Zylstra Lake trail in the balance.

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Finding happily ever after in Skagit’s ag zone

August 11, 2023
Adam M. Sowards

A proposal that would constrain Skagit farms in operating as event venues has prompted discussion on the future of the area’s sense of place.

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